On Tuesday U.S. News and World Report released its report on the best high schools in the United States. Eight schools in New York City ranked in the top 100 nationally, and New York City holds seven spots in the top-ten list of high schools in New York State. The Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Long Island City is ranked number one in the state.
NYC scho0l rankings within New York State and nationally
1. The Baccalaureate School for Global Education, 3412 36th Ave., Long Island City, Queens
National Ranking: 21
The Baccalaureate prides itself on small class sizes (the teacher to student ratio is 13:1), its diverse student body and faculty participation in professional development sessions. Students are required to take on service projects and after-school activities.
5. High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies, 350 Grand St., Manhattan
National Ranking: 25
This school for both Chinese proficient and English proficient students focuses on a curriculum based on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. AP classes are offered and a feature at the school is the College Now program, through which students can earn college credit, tour campuses and earn scholarships. The teacher to student ratio is 12:1. Priority in admissions is given to Manhattan residents.
6. High School of American Studies at Lehman College, 2925 Gouldon Ave., Bronx
National Ranking: 42
In addition to offering AP courses, this school boasts hands-on learning with field trips to historic sites and seminars with guest speakers. Juniors and seniors can enroll in classes at Lehman College, and all students are encouraged to take on personal, individualized learning projects. The teacher to student ratio is 15:1, and only 352 students attend this school.
7. Queens High School of the Sciences at York College, 9450 159th St., Jamaica, Queens
National Ranking: 52
AP course enrollment is 97 percent at this school, and 90 percent of students are minorities. The teacher to student ratio is 18:1.
8. Townsend Harris High School at Queens College, 14911 Melbourne Ave., Flushing, Queens
National Ranking: 53
At this school, which emphases study of the humanities and classics in addition to math, science and technology, 70 percent of students are female, 100 percent take AP courses and 72 percent are minority students. The teacher to student ratio is 20:1. It does not accept transfers after 10th grade.
9. Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St., Manhattan
National Ranking: 58
Stuyvesant opened in 1904 and today serves more than 3,000 students. AP courses are taken by 87 percent of the students, and the teacher to student ratio is 22:1.
10. The Bronx High School of Science, 75 West 205th St., Bronx
National Ranking: 63
This school boasts dozens of ethnicities in its population of over 3,000 students, of which the total minority enrollment is 75 percent. AP courses are taken by 86 percent of students.
Other school rankings
The remaining three top-ranked schools in New York are South Side High School in Rockville Center, Long Island, ranked 2nd; City Honors School at Fosdick-Masten Park in Buffalo, ranked 3rd; and Yonkers Middle High School in Yonkers, ranked 4th.
In New Jersey three schools made the top 100: the High Technology High School in Middletown is ranked 10th; Biotechnology High School in Freehold is ranked 17th and McNair Academic in Jersey City is ranked 78th.